Humans are addicted to this nearly indestructible material. We are producing over 380 million tons of plastic every year, and some reports indicate that up to 50% of that is for single-use purposes – utilized for just a few moments, but on the planet for at least several hundred years.
Much of the plastic we discard every day ends up in landfills, where it may take up to 1,000 years to degrade, leaching potentially toxic substances into the soil and water.
Researchers in Germany are warning that the impact of microplastics in soils, sediments and freshwater could have a long-term negative effect on such ecosystems. They say terrestrial microplastic pollution is much higher than marine microplastic pollution – estimated at four to 23 times higher, depending on the environment.
If one pair of sunglasses can elevate more people's environment protecting awareness, especially planet saving awareness, and buy or will buy more sustainable articles of daily use, then it was worth all the efforts we put.